Ginki copycat

10 Jul

What to do when you like Ginki bracelets but they cost too much…

The answer is: do it yourself! Obviously.

So that’s what I did. I found a Japanese Chirimen Kimono cord at StinkyDogBeads on Etsy and I made it myself. The blue one on the top left of the picture is the original Ginki that I bought some time ago, while in the picture below you can see my attempt… not too bad and definitely less expensive.

The raw material

The raw material

The result

The result


7 Responses to “Ginki copycat”

  1. vincepaola172003 July 10, 2013 at 7:33 am #

    Wowwww!!! hai usato la colla a caldo? ma dove hai preso quella bella chiusura?

    • fiore July 10, 2013 at 7:49 am #

      Eh no, niente colla a caldo! Avevo paura che alla lunga si sarebbe lasciato andare.
      Ho usato un’altra tecnica con filo argentato, un pò lunga da spiegare, ma che ti mostrerò alla prima occasione. La chiusura l’ho presa al solito, mitico, Gemmopoli! Era anche in super-saldo! 😀

  2. kitty August 7, 2013 at 3:35 am #

    I absolutely love your bracelet….thank you for mentioning my shop. I have enjoyed reading your blog too! My best to you….Kitty (StinkyDogBeads….Etsy)

    • fiore August 7, 2013 at 6:58 am #

      Hi Kitty, thanks for stopping by! Your Etsy shop is great! 🙂
      I have another Chirimen Kimono cord that I bought from your shop along with my friend Paola, and I’m going to make something out of it too very soon. 😀

  3. vincepaola172003 August 7, 2013 at 7:29 am #

    Cavolo, ma la Kitta come ha fatto a rilevare che hai parlato di lei?

    • fiore August 7, 2013 at 7:38 am #

      Quando metti un link ad un sito, come ho fatto io per il suo di Etsy, al gestore sito in questione arriva una segnalazione. Credo che tecnicamente si chiami “pingback”.


  1. Big Ginki | BlackFaceSheep - January 21, 2014

    […] summer I bought some Japanese Chirimen Kimono cord at StinkyDogBeads on Etsy, and I made a copy of a Ginki bracelet. But that wasn’t the only piece of Chirimen Kimono cord I bought. I actually bought a bigger […]

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